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Castor-oil plant   /kˈæstər-ɔɪl plænt/   Listen
Castor-oil plant

noun
1.
Large shrub of tropical Africa and Asia having large palmate leaves and spiny capsules containing seeds that are the source of castor oil and ricin; widely naturalized throughout the tropics.  Synonyms: castor bean plant, palma christ, palma christi, Ricinus communis.






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Words linked to "Castor-oil plant" :   shrub, bush, Ricinus, genus Ricinus, Ricinus communis, castor bean



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